A picture says a thousand words, but sometimes when you're taking those photos you end up with a little more than you bargained for. Thanks to the people in the background you might end up with a photo that says a lot more than just a thousand measly words.
From accidental photobombing to celebrity sightings, the advantage of having people constantly taking pictures in this world is we end up with lots of funny photos to laugh at — even when we don't intend to.
But Did He Stop To Say Hi Afterwards?
Nothing seems more on-brand for Nicholas Cage than a quick photo while out at the store.
At least whoever was taking the photo got to appreciate the moment when it happened!
A New Kind Of Man Bun
Though it may look fashionable in the photo, it turns out this guy had a more of a "man bun" than anyone realized.
One strategically placed man can make a good vacay pic.
Plotting His Revenge
The trouble with having multiple pets is that you only have so many hands, and sometimes your pets are going to get jealous of one another which is definitely what this poor sad boy in the background is feeling.
He deserves love too!
Strike A Pose
Women always get to take fun photos like this with their friends when they go on vacation and the man in the water saw his opportunity to finally get to be apart of it too.
You work it king.
That's Not Formal Attire
It's nice that someone offered to take a picture of him in his suit for whatever event he was going to, but it probably also would've been nice if that person had been fully-dressed himself.
This just screams, dad getting woken up in the middle of a nap and being asked to take a picture.
Fire In The Hole!
I guarantee that whoever owns these kids was less than pleased to find their children stuffing one of their siblings into a cannon at a historical site.
At least the kids got the moment memorialized forever in another tourist's photo!
Taking A Break From Pirating
The infamous, uncatchable Captain Jack Sparrow is still roaming the seven seas.
Thanks to his freedom he was able to take in a quick Baltimore Orioles game in his spare time.
Not sure why this photo was included? There's supposed to be seven family members in this photo, but one person seems to have gotten the short end of the stick.
It might take you a little longer to find him.
Lying In Wait
The moment comes in every cat's life when they're given the perfect opportunity for destruction.
You don't want to mess up that moment so you have to wait until the absolute right time to knock over the flower vase.
She Made The Photo Better
There's always that one sibling that ruins all the family photos and fun candids but in this case, she's not that sibling.
This girl is making the photo much better for her siblings.
Why Did The Chicken Cross The Lawn?
While the groom may think his brother ruined the wedding photos, we think his brother and his lack of chicken-chasing skills.
They definitely improved the regular ol' wedding portraits the groom would've had.
She's On Her Own Magic Ride
While these two are busy taking photos, they don't even realize that there's a girl in need of a magic carpet ride to save her before she tumbles down the stairs.
I can't show her the world but I can point her in the direction of a hospital.
Your Secret Is Safe With Us
Okay, look we're not sure why it happened but it did, and clearly no one else noticed or minded other than the person taking the photo, so the goat is getting the education he deserves.
He's well on his way to his baaaa-chelor degree.
You Hurt Elmo's Feelings
It's always exciting to see your childhood heroes in public, like this man who ran into Woody from Toy Story in Times Square.
But we should never stop to think about how the rest of our heroes feel.
There Can Only Be One Family Pet
While most members of the family are thrilled about the puppy being the newest addition to the household, there's one family member who is less than pleased.
Their displeasure was evident in this photo.
A Thing Of Beauty
People always talk about what majestic creatures horses are, and sure, that's true but also everyone has a bad angle and the horse in the background wanted you to know they can't look perfect all the time.
That, and the fence is apparently delicious.
Eat Your Salad And Be Sad
That moment when someone is trying to get a cute candid photo of the bride and groom but instead they catch you having an existential crisis about how you're going to be alone forever.
This is me at any wedding.
Your Time Will Come Soon
With the help of his father, one little brother managed to ruin (or improve?) his older brother's first day of school photo.
He really just wants to know where his Pinterestesque chalkboard is.
Maybe Buy Her A Regular Piano Instead
Don't buy this toy for your daughter unless you want her to turn into a demon that's able to see her reflection in the mirror even though she's looking the other way.
That's the only takeaway here.
Blink And You'll Miss It
Who doesn't want to look like they've been possessed in their prom photos?
Blinking in a photo is one thing, but the silver eye shadow did not do her any favors in this photo.
Take A Whiff
A super unfortunate moment to have been caught on camera for the man in the background.
But the men in the foreground will have a great Insta photo to post from the event.
Sharing Is Caring
That look you get when you think the waiter is bringing the food to your table but then they take it to a table full of people who arrived after you.
Give that poor kid a spoonful while he waits!
Dinner Is Served
Was the beluga whale trying to make friends or was he trying to get himself a snack before dinner?
Lucky for these parents the glass is pretty solid so they won't have to find out.
The poor guy not only failed miserably at surfing, but now his claim to fame is because he failed miserably and someone managed to catch it on camera.
This wasn't what the Beach Boys imagined when they wrote Surf's Up.
The Goodest Student
Look, he's just here trying to get the participation marks like every other student in there.
Treat him like any other student in the lecture, but also give him some treats if you have any on hand.
She Didn't Make The Squad With Those Moves
Never practice your cheerleading skills while people are taking pictures unless you're positive you can nail that power pose on top of the pyramid.
Otherwise, you just end up head-diving into the ground at the exact moment someone gets photo evidence.
Here Comes The Groomsman
The question is: was there foul play involved here AKA was he thrown from the balcony, or was he just trying to land the perfect cannonball and happened to interrupt this wedding photoshoot?
Whatever the case, he better not have gotten any water on the bride's dress.
Family Style Photo
Photobombing someone else's picture in a public place is always fun. You have to make sure you nail the timing.
So the fact that these people were able to get their whole family in line in time for the photo is impressive.
It's Probably His First Time In The Women's Bathroom
You're there trying to get that perfect mirror selfie to show off your outfit, but this little boy is in full-blown crisis mode behind you.
How can you not stop to take his picture instead?
You're On Candid Camera
Your son may not be happy about you taking his picture in public, but the guy in the background certainly seems to be happy with the cards he's been dealt, and the meal he's been given.
Bon appetit buddy.
It's Hard To Contain Your Excitement Sometimes
You know when you're waiting for a package from Amazon or for your friends to come over and you find yourself looking out the window repeatedly?
This guy couldn't resist doing the same, and someone happened to catch him while trying to take a picture of the festive door.
This Shouldn't Be A Package Deal
The longer you look at this photo, the more you're going to realize that whoever bought this game console bundle was seriously ripped off.
None of it goes together, no matter how badly you want it to.
That's Not A Parking Spot
Whoever owns this magic carpet better be coming to move it soon, because that is definitely not a parking spot.
Sure, you can create your own spot when your transportation floats, but the middle of the road isn't the solution.
Looks Like A Demonic Night, That's For Sure
When someone tells me they had a crazy night, this is what I'm going to be expecting from now on.
If there's not a stranger in the back who may or may not be the victim of a demonic possession then did you even have fun?
Clearly Someone Was Having Fun
Do you see the kid in the background? It was like he had a homing device that alerted him when someone was going to take a nice group photo.
Just so he could pull a face and ruin it.
Dive In, The Water Is Warm
At first glance, you might have thought that this was a curly-haired man diving into the water in a strange position, but you'd be mistaken.
This woman just wanted to show you her sea urchin.
Dancing On My Own
The only person you can really count on is yourself, and self-love is just as important as the love you give to other people, so you really are your own best choice to take to the dance.
You go girl.
Her Glasses Aren't The Only Things Being Checked Out
Now this is just creepy. What a great way to ruin what could've been a solid new glasses selfie.
Hope this guy got some karma from this downright creepy action.
Are We Missing A Few Legs?
It seemed like a good idea at the time to pose like this with your friends, but your Instagram followers are going to be real quick to point out the fact that the girl in the middle doesn't have any legs.
Mind your own business if people have legs or not.
The Two-Headed Creature
Where did you find this two-headed cat, and are there more to be adopted?
The ratio between the number of heads, paws, and torsos really does not add up for this sleepy kitty.
This family was just trying to enjoy their football match and take a picture in front of the mascot.
Later, they realized that this mascot looks a little more like a twerking Batman than they'd originally thought.
Waiting For His Revenge
It doesn't matter that she only wanted to take a photo with one of her dogs.
Clearly, that decision was not up to her, so he took matters into his own paws.
He's Along For The Ride
So, not only is this man photobombing their nice family photo, but he also had the audacity to sit on this woman's back instead of sitting on the bench like a regular person.
Go get 'em cowboy.